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Laptop turning off During Vista Install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by D to the M, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. D to the M

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to install Vista Basic Home and when its completing installation (the last part) the laptop powers down and it doesn't finish the install. When the laptop turns back on it says the installation was not successful and reverts back to XP. Anyone got an idea whats going on?
     
  2. D to the M

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    It worked when installing it on my PC. Anyone have any idea?
     
  3. rodeognome

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    feel the base of the laptop - is it hot to the touch after its been on for a while?
     
  4. richard94

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    Had same problem... You have to uninstall "Intel Graphics Driver GMA950". Your screen will look funny. Now install Vista and it will reinstall the driver for you.

    Note: This worked for me, but I'm running a Compaq Presario C500. But this seems a fairly common problem.
     
  5. rodeognome

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    but won't Vista delete XP anyway?
     
  6. Compaq__

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    This is why I usually don't do UPGRADES. I tend to do fresh installs. It's much cleaner. Just my 2 cents.
     
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